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Hank Worden

Hank Worden

Bald, lanky, laconic American actor Hank Worden made his screen debut in The Plainsman (1936), and began playing simpleminded rustics at least as early as the 1941 El Brendel two-reel comedy Love at First Fright. A member in good standing of director John Ford's unofficial stock company, Worden appeared in such Ford classics as Fort Apache (1948) and Wagonmaster (1950). The quintessential Worden-Ford collaboration was The Searchers (1955) wherein Worden portrayed the near-moronic Mose Harper, who spoke in primitive, epigrammatic half-sentences and who seemed gleefully obsessed with the notion of unexpected death. Never a "normal" actor by any means, Worden continued playing characters who spoke as if they'd been kicked by a horse in childhood into the '80s; his last appearance was a recurring role in the quirky David Lynch TV serial Twin Peaks. In real life, Hank Worden was far from addled and had a razor-sharp memory, as proven in his many appearances at Western fan conventions and in an interview program about living in the modern desert, filmed just before Worden's death for cable TV's Discovery Channel. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


Filmography of Hank Worden:

Hank Worden Trivia

Who did Hank Worden play in The Searchers?
Hank Worden was Mose Harper in The Searchers

Who did Hank Worden portray in Rollin' Plains?
Hank Worden was Squint in Rollin' Plains

Who did Hank Worden portray in Yellow Sky?
Hank Worden was Rancher in Yellow Sky

Who did Hank Worden portray in Good Times?
Hank Worden was Kid in Good Times

Who did Hank Worden portray in Red River?
Hank Worden was Sims Reeves in Red River

Who did Hank Worden portray in Almost an Angel?
Hank Worden was Pop in Almost an Angel

Who did Hank Worden portray in One-Eyed Jacks?
Hank Worden was Doc in One-Eyed Jacks

What role did Hank Worden portray in The Indian Fighter?
Hank Worden played Crazy Bear in The Indian Fighter

Who did Hank Worden portray in The Alamo?
Hank Worden was Parson in The Alamo

Who did Hank Worden play in McLintock!?
Hank Worden was Curly Butler in McLintock!

Who did Hank Worden play in Sergeant Rutledge?
Hank Worden was Laredo in Sergeant Rutledge

What role did Hank Worden play in So Proudly We Hail!?
Hank Worden played Soldier on Troop Ship in So Proudly We Hail!

What role did Hank Worden portray in Forty Guns?
Hank Worden played John Chisum in Forty Guns

What role did Hank Worden portray in The Buckskin Lady?
Hank Worden played Lon in The Buckskin Lady

What role did Hank Worden portray in Undercurrent?
Hank Worden played Attendant in Undercurrent

Who did Hank Worden portray in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
Hank Worden was Old Bandmember in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Who did Hank Worden play in Which Way Is Up?
Hank Worden was Flunky in Which Way Is Up?

Who did Hank Worden portray in True Grit?
Hank Worden was R. Ryan, Undertaker in True Grit

Who did Hank Worden portray in Trouble in Texas?
Hank Worden was Dancer in Trouble in Texas

Who did Hank Worden play in The Three Godfathers?
Hank Worden was Deputy Sheriff in The Three Godfathers

Who did Hank Worden portray in Stagecoach?
Hank Worden was Cavalryman in Stagecoach

Who did Hank Worden portray in Smokey and the Bandit?
Hank Worden was Trucker in Smokey and the Bandit

Who did Hank Worden play in Sing, Cowboy, Sing?
Hank Worden was Henchman in Sing, Cowboy, Sing

What role did Hank Worden play in Runaway Train?
Hank Worden played Old Con in Runaway Train

What role did Hank Worden play in Rio Lobo?
Hank Worden played Hank, hotel clerk in Rio Lobo

Who did Hank Worden portray in The Quiet Man?
Hank Worden was Trainer in Flashback in The Quiet Man

What role did Hank Worden play in The Plainsman?
Hank Worden played Deadwood Townsman in The Plainsman

What role did Hank Worden play in The Mystery of the Hooded Horseman?
Hank Worden played Deputy in The Mystery of the Hooded Horseman

Who did Hank Worden portray in The Music Man?
Hank Worden was Townsman in The Music Man

Who did Hank Worden play in The Legend of Frank Woods?
Hank Worden was Slim in The Legend of Frank Woods

Who did Hank Worden portray in The Ice Pirates?
Hank Worden was Elderly Jason in The Ice Pirates

Who did Hank Worden play in The Horse Soldiers?
Hank Worden was Deacon Clump in The Horse Soldiers

What role did Hank Worden play in Hittin' the Trail?
Hank Worden played Hank in Hittin' the Trail

Who did Hank Worden play in Hammett?
Hank Worden was Pool Room Attendant in Hammett

Who did Hank Worden play in Fort Apache?
Hank Worden was Bald-Headed Southern Recruit in Fort Apache

What role did Hank Worden portray in The Fighting Kentuckian?
Hank Worden played Announcer of Wrestling Contest in The Fighting Kentuckian

What role did Hank Worden portray in Every Which Way But Loose?
Hank Worden played Trailer Court Manager in Every Which Way But Loose

Who did Hank Worden play in Duel in the Sun?
Hank Worden was Cowhand in Duel in the Sun

Who did Hank Worden portray in Chisum?
Hank Worden was Stage Depot Clerk in Chisum

What role did Hank Worden play in Cahill: United States Marshal?
Hank Worden played Albert in Cahill: United States Marshal

Who did Hank Worden play in Bronco Billy?
Hank Worden was Gas Station Operator in Bronco Billy

Who did Hank Worden play in Big Wednesday?
Hank Worden was Shopping Cart in Big Wednesday

Who did Hank Worden play in Big Jake?
Hank Worden was Hank in Big Jake

Who did Hank Worden portray in Bedknobs and Broomsticks?
Hank Worden was Militiaman in Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Who did Hank Worden portray in Angel and the Badman?
Hank Worden was Townsman in Angel and the Badman


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